bad transmission on my 1998 Honda with only 7,900 miles. Anyone has the same problem?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Guest, Jul 9, 2005.

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    Guest Guest

    I have a 1998 Honda Accord LX automaitc 4 door with 79,000 miles. Two
    weeks ago, a noticeable jerk occurred when it shifted from a low gear to
    a higher gear. I always drive on D4 shift. Then, few days later, whenever
    I stopped and then stepped on the accelerator, the car stalled for a
    second and then shoot out. After all, I paid for a new transmission at a
    Honda dealer.

    Next time, I won't buy a Honda anymore. If you are thinking for buying a
    Honda, please think again.
    Guest, Jul 9, 2005
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    zonie Guest

    Your choice.
    zonie, Jul 9, 2005
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    radar Guest

    So, no diagnosis or testing, you just felt it shoot into gear too
    suddenly after a rolling stop (or whatever -> you don't describe much)
    and you blew cash on a new tranny? Dude, don't be so fickle about Hondas
    just because you chose to buy a new one part on your own initiative.

    Next time work with your garage/dealer to get to the root of the cause
    (a lot of stuff is vacuum operated on Hondas and you'll be amazed at the
    symptoms you'll see that are vacuum related).

    Anyway, go ahead and buy an American car if you feel they'll be more
    radar, Jul 9, 2005
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    mopa Guest

    Radar "fickle" very well said.

    It's not that Honda has problems or something, it sounds like it was
    something else that needed to be replaced, what? I am not quite sure.
    Go figure?

    But, don't think Honda is shit because your car broke down. It's the
    same way with any car brand you buy. I used to have a Infiniti Q45, and
    wasted over $12,000 USD into that P.O.S., and now learned my lesson. My
    $1,900 honda lasted me more than a car that used to retail for $55,000

    Now you tell me what is up with that?

    I strongly believe car manufacturers have the ablity to make cars last
    40, 50, 60, or even longer amounts of years. But, you know what? they
    are not in the business to make a car last for 500 years, because if
    they did they would be out of business. They make cars to last 5 years,
    and this is why I don't like newer cars.

    If you want my personal option, because option is what it is. I much
    rather have a older car business in the end it will last a lot longer
    than a newer car will. You will always see Classics, but will you see a
    2005 Ford F150 in the year 2050? You wont!

    But, you may see a 1991 CRX in 2050!

    You decide!
    mopa, Jul 10, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Dude, why can you not understand his problem? His description is very clear
    that the dealer diagnosed a bad transmission.
    Sometimes, when you need a car to make a living, you just don't have time to
    search a cheaper place for a part.
    Finally, you make the right point. American cars are now more reliable as I
    have been driving all my
    Guest, Jul 10, 2005
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    mopa Guest

    American trucks yes, American cars, hell no.

    I would love to see your 2005 Ford Focus last to 300,000 miles.

    No offense to my fellow americans, but our cars are not made like they
    used to be. They are always made of cheap plastic, and they fall apart.
    Come on now, if you drove say a car from the 1970's or even the 1980s
    and smashed into a 2000 model anything, you would completely smash the
    new car, and you may put a dent in the old car.

    Old cars are designed like tanks. The only bad thing is they suck to
    much gas.
    mopa, Jul 10, 2005
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    radar Guest

    read his description. He did not say the dealer diagnosed his
    transmission as bad, he just talked about a a jerking once, and a sudden
    accelleration 1 time. Then he paid for a transmission
    Honda tranny warranties were extended to 7 years which means his 1998
    would be covered if there was a defect, and if they had been give the
    opportunity to do a full diagnosis (not he did not say that they did)
    and found a fault they would have replaced it free. Dealerships will
    also let you order them around and install whatever you want if you're
    going to pay money -> sounds like that's what happened.
    radar, Jul 10, 2005
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    John Horner Guest

    A Honda with automatic transmission problems. Why am I not surprised ????
    John Horner, Jul 10, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Thank you for all your support. I did check with other places for the cost
    of a transmission. Due to timing and distance, I let Honda dealer to fix my
    car. I also checked the web site of Honda. They do not extend the warranty
    on the 1998 model.
    Guest, Jul 10, 2005
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    bbtaco Guest

    The transmission went out on our 99 V6 accord with 71,000 miles on it. I
    called Honda and they replaced the transmission with a remanufactured unit.
    We had to pay $400 for the labor. But that is better than the $4,000 the
    dealer wanted! Call Honda and see if they will do anything for you. They
    will ask if you have your service records. We had all services performed at
    the dealer so they had proof that we had changed the transmission fluid. It
    doesn't hurt to try!
    bbtaco, Jul 10, 2005
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    duckbill Guest

    A couple of thoughts to consider. First, no one accidently put non-honda
    transmission fluid in the car, right. Second, you might want to buy an
    extended warranty on any car you purchase in the future and keep good
    records of maintenance and fluid changes. I know of several cases where
    domestic manufactures have refused to make warranty repairs because of
    lack of maintenance documentation. I too feel Honda should help you out if
    you had the required maintenance performed and can prove it.
    duckbill, Jul 11, 2005
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